Governors

Cofton Primary School’s Governing Body is well-established and supports the school’s Senior Leadership Team in providing the strategic direction and management of the school.

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Our latest Ofsted Inspection (September 2012) and link to Parent View can be found here.

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Cofton's Governors

Name

Post

End Date

Committee/Responsibility

Appointing Body

Other School Governor posts held

Business Interest Declared

Connections to staff

Jim Farrell

Co-op

01/12/2020

Chair of GB 

GB

None

Wife - an employee of Mondelez running Health for Life programme

None

Louise Taggart

Parent

03/02/2021 

 Curriculum Committee

Computing Governor

Parent elected  None British Sign Language  Interpreter 

 None

Vacancy

Partnership

 

 

Trust

 

 

 

Martin Wood

Co-op

23/06/2019

Staffing and Curriculum Committees

Safeguarding and SEND Governor

Science Governor

GB

None

None

None

Debbie Dudt

Head Teacher

     

None

None

None

Alison McConnell

Parent

12/10/2019

Chair of Staffing Committee

Buildings & Finance and Curriculum Committees

Health & Safety Governor

Head Performance Management

EYFS Governor

Parent elected

Governor at Turves Green Girls & West Heath Nursery School

None

None

Trevor Orton

Parent

12/10/2019

Vice Chair of GB

Chair of Buildings & Finance

Maths Governor

Head Performance Management

GB

None

None

 None

John Shattock

Partnership

23/06/2019

Curriculum and Staffing

Committees

Trust

Governor at Turves Green Girls School

None

None

Michelle Dowen

Staff

19/11/2019

Buildings & Finance and    Curriculum Committees

Staff elected

None

Dowen Ltd

(Web development business of son, who designs school website)

Son – web developer – Dowen Ltd

Mike

Westwood

Co-op

23/06/2019

 Chair of Curriculum Committee

LAC and Collective Worship Governor

Head Performance Management

English Governor

GB

None

None

None

Ann Ferguson

LA

23/12/2017

 

LA

None

None

None

Vacancy

Co-op

   

GB

 

 

 

  • Chair of Governors: Jim Farrell
  • Vice Chair: Trevor Orton

Committee Chairs

  • Curriculum: Mike Westwood
  • Staffing: Alison McConnell
  • Buildings and Finance: Trevor Orton
  • Safeguarding Governor: Martin Wood
  • Ann Ferguson
  • Louise Taggart
  • Alison McConnell
  • Trevor Orton
  • Michelle Dowen
  • John Shattock
  • Head Teacher: Debbie Dudt